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the world. for years now energy companies have been drilling underground to extract natural gas using a process known as fracking and for just as long, many environmentalists have insisted that it's just not that safe. we look at an unlikely coalition that has formed in pennsylvania between some environmental lifts and a number of oil and gas companies. they say it will allow fracking to continue and ensure that safeguards are taken. rick carr reports. >> environmentalists have been protesting against fracking in pennsylvania ever since the natural gas boom about ten years ago. >> a resounding no to fracking in our parks. >> reporter: their main concern is that the chemicals pumped into wells at high pressure to extract the gas will leak or spill into lakes and streams. advocates of fracking say the threat of contamination has been grossly exaggerated but environmentalists say oil and gas companies need to come clean about the risks. >> it is fundamentally an untruth to walk into a community and say that this is a 100% safe process. it isn't. no industrial process is. make no mistake
and that would be a huge amount of changes. >> rose: who is the america's energy projection going to change the global economy? >> well, it could mean two things. first of all, it could mean that the american manufacturing will come back. it will be a great cost advantage to american manufacturers to have such a low cost source of energy here. >> rose: yes. >> that will boost the american economy. but it might lead to some instability, at the geopolitical level because it should mean america is less interested in what happens in the middle east as what happened before and the syrian debate shows that. >> rose: and one interesting thing about that is, it has been expressed by prince or at fay e piece in the wall street your honor is whether saudi arabia and the countries, the emirates, have the -- believe their relationship with america is changing and that they are viewed differently, and they trust the american powerless. >> i think in economic terms, the biggest impact is likely to be as philip says to what degree the lower cost of energy here gives a competitive advantage, particularly
thorium will be expensive and could produce clean energy for decades. >> the development is decades in the future. newead, focus on developing -- other technologies like wind. say they-- >> they will continue developing other technologies, but that door he him deserves inspection -- thorium deserves inspection. ofa world aquatics -- products just a click away pull -- a world of products just a click away. today, the united states government announced it is changing airport safety rules to allow passengers to use most electronic devices throughout commercial flights. the federal aviation administration decision will come as a relief to many frequent flyers, but anything involving an internet connection or data download will still be prohibited under 10,000 feet. here's a report from the airport. >> you can file this one firmly under first world problems. you get onto a plane, settled comfortably in your seat, bring out your tablet, you are checking out some utterly mindless electronic game and then you have to turn it off. the reason being, it is sending out signals that people worry
for the region but for the flow of energy, the trade patterns the alliances that, you know, for years, for decades to come. >> yeah, i agree with robin. it is the -- the region is potentially, anyway, it is cracking up, i mean if you look at al qaeda in iraq and syria, i mean it is basically a joint operation, but you have essentially from the iranians border all the way, you know, through iraq through syria to lebanon the sunni shy a conflict broadening and see these countries breaking up, think a, if you throw the white house into this, i think president obama he came into office in 2009, wanted -- wanting to get out of the middle east, you know, forever and ever, and -- >> rose: wash his hands of the place. >> he was, he wanted to get out of iraq, which he did, and we are in the process of getting out of afghanistan but i think -- i think -- i think his desire, at least as we can divine it, is he wished he didn't have to deal with the middle east. he would like to pivot to asia, that is where the economies are growing and he would like to walk away from the middle east and what we
could win sovereignty face the fact we are there because it is going to take a lot of energy for you to pretend you are somewhere you are not, to so accept it and say to roger federer i think pressure is a privilege. >> rose: john grisham and sean foley next. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. >> captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> well the big issue with publishing is five-year, how many people are going to be reading books on a kindle as opposed, you know, a book. and if that number is 50 percent, the ramifications are huge for the entire i have. >> rose: john grisham is here, he publishes novel time to kill in 1989, and told the story of a small-time lawyer, jake, and a racially charged murder trial in clant on the, mississippi, the book had initial print run of 5,000 copies, some of which grisham sold from the trunk of his car. >> times have changed 22 books later he sold more than a quarter of a billion copies of his work worldwide. his newest novel "sycamore row", returns to clanton i am pl
. >> reporter: for secretary sebelius, the first order of business-- before the energy and commerce committee-- was mea culpa. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of, so let me say directly to these americans: you deserve better. i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems, and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. >> reporter: but sebelius faced new questions that go beyond technical problems on the website. they involve a government memo showing before the site launched on october first, medicare officials worried inadequate testing left it vulnerable to security breaches. republican mike rogers of michigan: >> you allowed the system to go forward with no encryption on backup systems. they had no encryption on certain boundary crossings. you accepted a risk on behalf of every user of this computer that put their personal financial information at risk because you did not even have the most basic end-to-end test on security of the system. amazon would never do this. proflowers would never do this. kayak
credit card unit to bernie madoff's ponzi scheme to the criminal manipulation of energy markets and the bribing of chinese officials. nor is jpmorgan chase the only culprit under scrutiny. bank of america was found guilty just this week of civil fraud, and eight other banks are being investigated by the government for mortgage fraud. no wonder wall street's camp followers at "fox news," "the wall street journal," cnbc and other cheerleaders have ganged up to whitewash the banks. this could be the biggest egg yet across the smug face of unfettered, unchecked, unaccountable capitalism. let's sort this out with someone who covers wall street without fear, favor or flaming headlines. gretchen morgenson has been called "the most important financial journalist of her generation." she won the pulitzer prize for her tough journalism and her "fair game" column for "the new york times" combines old fashioned, shoe leather reporting with hard-won knowledge to help the rest of us understand finance both high and low. i recommend her most recent book, written with joshua rosner, "reckless en
pennsylvania on an unusual coalition between environmentists and energy companies. >> this idea of creating an environment where you can have a rational conversation with people, and look at the facts, think about how collectively we can raise the performance bar. >> and just a reminder to join us on facebook where this week we're looking for pictures of street art in your neighborhood. that's it for this edition of "pbs newshour weekend." i'm hari sreenivasan. thanks for watching. -- captions by vitac -- >>> "pbs newshour weekend" is made possible dby -- >>> corporate funding provided by -- >>> additional support provided by -- and by the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you.
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in terms of the energy, attitudes in the city generally? >> you know, i think people are watching and waiting to see what happens. because this is unchartered territory for everybody right now. there's been a lot of talk about what assets are on the table for the city. also a lot of talk about what this will actually mean in terms of when you get right down to it, the services for the city, for the people who live in detroit, whether the buses are going to be running on time, whether they have lights in their neighborhood. whether their trash is going to be picked up. so people who are not familiar with this process, and let's face t we're all not familiar with this kind of magnitude coming from this large of a city, it's going to be interesting to see how it plays out. and people are just now waiting for this designation if, indeed, the city will be cleared for bankruptcy protection. >> just very briefly when do we expect that to happen, any time soon? >> testimony should wrap up probably this week. we could get a decision from the judge sometime next week. well vae to see. >> br
. telecom, education, tax reform, political reform and energy reform. they say not even the best bullfighter does it with five bulls at a time. >> rose: no bullfighter could do that. >> two is a lot. one is enough. >> rose: suppose trade. speak to me about trade, mexico trade, u.s. mexico and trade. >> it's huge. you see that's why the border with the u.s. is so important for mexico and the u.s. there's much more going on than this drug thing. >> rose: exactly. >> $400 billion in trade a year. i mean it's human. people said well mexico's going to take all these drugs. you know, lots of companies have invested in mexico from the u.s. to mexico and from mexico to the u.s. and basically what's happening now that the location of mexico, the same zone as america has given as much advantages as china. you have your outsourcing in mexico like in china and india. it's the same time zone. you can fly from new york to mexico city under four hours. >> rose: is china or the united states mexico's largest trading partner. >> u.s. by par. >> rose: who is second? i don't mean to put you on the spot.
services secretary kathleen sebelius. she appears tomorrow before the house energy and commerce committee. rough >> woodruff: we'll talk about the growing complaints that existing insurance policies are being canceled, right after the news summary. lawmakers from both parties called today for barring the sweeping surveillance of phone calls and e-mails. but the chair of the house intelligence committee warned it would hurt the hunt for terrorists. meanwhile, white house officials said president obama is considering ending eavesdropping on allied leaders. more on all of this, later in the program. hard-hit areas of new york and new jersey marked one year today, since hurricane sandy wreaked havoc along the northeastern u.s. coastline. the storm was blamed for 181 deaths and $65 billion in damage across more than a dozen states. seaside heights, new jersey, is one of the beach towns that remains heavily damaged. and many who are rebuilding say they're concerned about getting affordable flood insurance. >> fema said the government with all these associations that say they want to help you bu
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